Black Liberation Theology and Rev. Jeremiah Wright
Professor Dwight Hopkins answers questions about the black church, black liberation theology, and the Rev. Jeremiah Wright.
Dr. Dwight Hopkins is a professor of theology at the University of Chicago Divinity School. He is the author of many books on theology, and his latest is "Being Human: Race, Culture and Religion." He also attends Trinity United Church of Christ, where the Rev. Jeremiah Wright is the former pastor.
In a phone interview, Dr. Hopkins answered questions about the black church, black liberation theology, and how they provide a context for the Rev. Jeremiah Wright's controversial remarks.
- What is black liberation theology?
- Has it always included a political component?
- Do all black churches use liberation theology?
- What are the theological differences between black and white Protestant churches?
- What's the most common inaccuracy in all the Jeremiah Wright coverage?
- Is Jeremiah Wright correct to characterize criticisms of him as an attack on the black church?
What is black liberation theology?